The most beautiful terraces in Provence
Brimming with flowers or deep in shade, at the water's edge or perched on a mountaintop, terraces are among the best spots to be in summer. L'Occitane reveals the top places in Provence to while away a sunny afternoon.
By Mélissa Darré
THE MOST GRAPHIC: THE MUCEM TERRACE
Situated on the old J4 harbour jetty in Marseilles, the MuCEM has a roof terrace with an unbeatable sea view. What's special about it? The concrete lace panels, whose pleasing curves gently play with the light, the architectural signature of Rudy Ricciotti.
THE MOST ROMANTIC: THE VILLA GALLICI TERRACE
Shaded by plane trees, the Villa Gallici's restaurant terrace is perfect for a cosy getaway a stone's throw from Aix-en-Provence. The restaurant's country charm reaches its peak when night falls and the candles are lit, and chef Christophe Gavot's Mediterranean creations are brought to your table.
THE HIGHEST: THE REMPARTS TERRACE
In the heart of the village of Èze, the Chèvre d'Or Hotel includes a restaurant whose reputation is built as much on its sun-drenched cuisine as on its amazing terrace. Perched between sea and sky, it provides a unique sensory experience with a view of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
THE BEACHIEST: THE VILLA BELROSE TERRACE
The Côte d'Azur hills are the home of the Villa Belrose, a majestic residence whose adjoining terrace is graced with panoramic views of the bay of Saint-Tropez. It's a peaceful haven, where the gourmet cuisine of starred chef Pietro Volontè can be savoured alongside a breathtaking landscape.